Tuesday 19th April 2016 – 948.99 miles
Beautiful day today. Woke to sunshine and birds singing.
Pretty little railway station there. We passed by the hotel and walked across the bridge. We met Nicolai and Jonas, the two German lads we met yesterday – they had camped overnight by the river and were just breaking camp.
They overtook us about 20 minutes later! We climbed uphill for a while – then through woodland. We heard our first cuckoo of the year today as we were walking through the woods.
Onwards over Victoria Bridge and on to Forest Lodge and the Parliamentary road – these were roads built by Telford who was commissioned in 1803 to build new roads and bridges in the Scottish Highlands. The road was easy walking and led us up through woodland, where we heard the cuckoo again.
We met Bradley from Western Canada – he is walking the WHW and plans some more walks in the UK before going home – good to meet you Bradley. Slowly the trees thinned and we found ourselves walking across moorland – beautiful in it’s emptiness.
We met Phil from Edinburgh who had been walking the hills and mountains for a few days. Good to meet you Phil and have a safe journey back to Edinburgh. We had a very pleasant evening and slept well too! We both think today has to be one of the best walks of the whole trip.